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Does My Vehicle Need a Deep Shampoo & Extraction

Does my vehicle need a deep shampoo?



Most likely, you have a schedule for cleaning your house on a pretty regular basis. Whether you pay someone to do a deep cleaning once a year or you do it yourself to keep it looking and feeling clean and refreshing, so why wouldn’t you do that with your vehicle? Most people do have a schedule for cleaning the outside of their vehicle, but most people forget about the interior. Many people think that when they clean the interior of their car, a quick vacuum and wipe down of the interior is enough, and usually, it does to maintain it. What a lot of people forget to do, which I find to be one of the most important aspects of my vehicle, is too deep clean the interior to ensure it is clean, fresh, and healthy to be in. After all, you are in the interior of your vehicle for more than 20% of your life, so why wouldn’t you want to be clean and healthy?


The interior of your vehicle consists of many different materials such as hard plastics, soft plastics, carpeting, suede, leather, & upholstered. Most of these materials are relatively easy to clean and even easier to maintain, but some of the materials such as the Carpeting & Suede can be very difficult to keep clean even though they may look relatively clean. These materials can trap all kinds of bacteria, allergens, & dirt and that is what you are breathing in while inside your vehicle. Your shoes which have been walking over nasty roads, sidewalks, & other areas rest right on these carpeted surfaces, there’s also a good chance you’ve been caught snacking during the rush to get to your next destination and crumbs have fallen into crevices and cracks and they sit there for a long time attracting ants and bacterias. All that daily use makes for a pretty nasty interior.


Deep cleaning of car seats or carpeting is a must on a regular basis, especially if you spend a lot of time eating and drinking in your vehicle. Additionally, if you have kids, pets, or both, a shampoo of the seats and floors will remove stains, pet hair, dirt, and other grime that gets tracked into your vehicle, Heck there could even be mold ruining the air quality in your car, making it unhealthy to breathe and you wouldn't know.



Fresh Extraction lines from a deep interior cleaning, on a Chrysler
Do I really need to shampoo the interior of my vehicle?


So what is a deep shampoo and extraction?


A deep shampoo is a process of working in all-purpose cleaning chemicals and dedicated carpet cleaning chemicals into the porous surfaces. We do this by either using a drill brush attachment or a hand brush depending on the condition. Once the surface has been saturated with cleaning chemicals it is time for them to be extracted along with all of the dirt, grime, & contaminants that have been lifted from within the surface. Using a hot water extractor to help break down more of the bacteria and dirt we shoot water into the surface while extracting everything that comes out. We do this multiple times until the surface is dry and the hot water that is being extracted comes out clean and pure. This tells us that the surface is clean and free of most of its dirt & contaminants.





Let’s explore these 6 benefits of deep cleaning your interior:


Prevent excess wear and tear on the Interior

When you neglect to clean the inside of the vehicle, inner surfaces could develop excess wear and tear. Dust, dirt, and spilled particles can wear away at upholstery and other interior surfaces in the process of getting in and out of the vehicle. In order to keep the interior of the car is in as good of shape as possible for as long as possible, you need to clean it regularly.


Avoid health issues

Whenever you get behind the wheel of the vehicle, you enter a relatively closed-off environment. If your car is filled with dirt and dust, these substances could make for poor air quality inside your vehicle's cabin. Detailing the interior will help you avoid allergies and other issues that can be associated with low indoor air quality.


Increase driving safety

If the windows, windshield, and side mirrors are covered with built-up dirt and grime they’ll affect your ability to see your surroundings during driving, especially at night. Therefore, cleaning these surfaces is critical for visibility, and overall driver’s safety, if the vehicle has built up dirt & grime it can cause the windows to get dirtier quicker and make it harder to clean.


Stain removal and prevention

spilling anything on the interior of your vehicle increases the risk of it not being properly cleaned. We get calls all the time about people spilling coffee with creamer and need to get it removed before the mildew and mold start to grow on the creamer. People with kids and/or animals have stains and a deep clean and extraction can take them out making for a cleaner environment as well as a cleaner looking environment inside your vehicle.


Retain vehicle’s value

In case you sell your car in the future, it’s a good idea to set up regular detailing appointments. By detailing your vehicle, you’ll preserve the value of your vehicle. A car that is in proper cosmetic condition will be more appealing to buyers. One of the biggest killers of a vehicle interior is sand. When sand is on a surface it is almost like sandpaper, every time it is moved or pressure is applied, like the carpeting when you enter your vehicle, it is moved and causes abrasion on that surface which breaks it down faster.


Eliminate odor

We use a professionally developed system to tackle smells by extracting dirt and grime, we use 3 different chemicals that destroy the enzymes that cause the odor as well as remove all traces of it. A lot of "detailers" will use a quick extraction and an air freshener to mask the smell and that is good but only until the smells and bacteria come back. Using the proper chemicals and cleaning techniques we removal all odors and bacteria permanently without damaging the vehicle.


These are just some reasons why you should regularly maintain your car's upholstered or carpeted surfaces. Each vehicle is different and we are always up to a challenge! If your vehicle has a specific smell or stain that you just can’t figure out give us a call and let us help you. You can find more information on Deep Carpet Shampoo by clicking the words, or for the rest of the Interior Deep Cleaning services you can click there! We've done it all and you wouldn't believe some of the things we have seen!




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